- ERM decision-support tools and templates
- ERM toolkits
- Thought leadership digests
- White papers by ERM thought leaders
- Sample language for communicating about ERM to your organization
This section contains various tools and templates to support ERM practitioners in carrying out specific ERM activities. The following table contains the materials available at this time.
|Tool or Template||Description|
|Sample ERM Governance Charters||Examples of ERM charters developed at other University locations.|
|ERM Risk Assessment Scales||An Excel file containing tabs with impact, likelihood, and control effectiveness scales suitable for assessing risks. Two impact scales are included: one for assessing the potential impacts to a campus or location, another for assessing potential impacts to a collaboration or partnership.|
|Stakeholder Worksheet||A "Power-Interest" worksheet for identifying key stakeholders and assessing their relative importance to achieving organizational objectives, based on their "Interest" and their "Power" to influence an outcome. This worksheet supports the organization's ability to understand potential reputation risk by clarifying which stakeholders to be most concerned about regarding their response to a potential risk event.|
A toolkit is a group of files developed to enable someone to carry out a specific activity. They include instructions and templates. The following table identifies the toolkits currently available, with a link to the toolkit contents.
|Toolkit Name||Activity the Toolkit is Designed to Support||Toolkit Link|
|Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) Toolkit||Support an assessment of hazard vulnerabilities, with the goal of identifying which hazards the organization should focus on with respect to applying risk management resources. Hazards are external threats including natural (disasters) and man-made (terrorism).||Link to zip file|
Thought leadership digests are short summaries of white papers or other position papers we have come across that shed light on various aspects of ERM. The following table contains the digests developed to date.
|Digest Name||Original Source||Summary of Digest||Digest Link|
|How Experts Gain Influence||Harvard Business Review||
In their study of the risk management groups of two financial institutions, the authors identified four competencies that help functional leaders compete for top management’s limited attention and increase their influence with top management. The recommendations in the article can help risk managers be more effective in their efforts to implement ERM. Source: “How Experts Gain Influence,” Harvard Business Review (HBR), Anette, Matthew, Yuval, 2013
|Link to digest|
|Introduction to Risk Intelligence||Deloitte & Touche||Introduction to Deloitte's seminal white paper, “Risk-Intelligent Enterprise Management: Running the Risk-Intelligent Enterprise,” 2010||Link to digest|
|Report: Strategic Questions for Universities||Univ. of Denver Report||To examine the environment of higher education and consider a strategic framework that might be used to address the challenges facing colleges and universities. The 60 questions offered in the report are intended as a point of departure for strategy development.||Link to digest|
White papers by ERM thought leaders
Sample language for communicating about ERM to your organization